ZWRCN Pledges $300 000 To Parly

ZWRCN director, Naomi Chimbetete told parliament officials that her organisation will provide funding that will promote women in parliament and in different constituencies across the country.
Parliament and ZWRCN signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday to exchange notes and promote gender development in the country. Chimbetete said her organisation is looking forward to look for more funds to sponsor women activities in the country.
The MOU was signed by Chimbetete and Speaker of parliament, Lovemore Moyo at the House of Assembly.
Moyo addressing the media after signing the memorandum of understanding said :”We always look forward in this institution in making friends with new development partners. We are indeed pleased that we have a similar opportunity today with ZWRCN, this is a milestone. We are currently implementing a three year strategic document that we think ZWRCN will be interested in making sure its jointly funded by parliament and development partners. We hope that we will be able to strengthen our relationship,” Moyo said.
Chimbetete said ;”Zimbabwe Women Resource Centre Network had some relationship with parliament in the past years but not in a formalised way. Over the last two years we have sat down as a network and recognised that there is need to link much more, be connected much more. We are very grateful that our relationship with parliament has been formalised.”
ZWRCN is an organisation formed in 1990 to champion women issues that include oppression, gender equality and development. The organisation works with policy makers, the media, human rights organisations and other women organisations. The organisation has libraries and resource centres to help women know about their rights.